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Metal Blade Records Sign New Orleans' GOATWHORE

July 23, 2004

Metal Blade Records has announced that they have signed New Orleans’ black metal sludge band, GOATWHORE. The band have a heavy touring scheduled lined up along and plan to release their Metal Blade debut in mid-2005.

Vocalist Ben Falgoust (also in SOILENT GREEN) commented on the signing:

“It is an honor to be signed to Metal Blade Records. They have been around quite sometime now and have always been pioneers at releasing new extreme metal/hardcore at a well-noted level. If you go back to the earlier years they were the label that kick started SLAYER into what they are now. Not too mention numerous other metal acts…Metal Blade has brought us some of the best releases of Death Metal, Hardcore, Thrash Metal, and Metalcore. As time progresses the styles will change and grow and Metal Blade will make sure they are a part of the change and will continue to bring us lethal extreme music. This is why all of us in GOATWHORE are very pleased to be doing our next release with Metal Blade Records. Look out for the new GOATWHORE release in 2005. Until then, come out to a show or two and show some support.”

Upcoming GOATWHORE shows:
07/23 New Orleans, LA Dixie Taverne (EarBleed Fest 2K4)
07/24 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music & Records (w/ DIXIE WITCH)
07/25 Dallas, TX Club Indigo [Deep Ellum] (w/ THE BLACK DHALIA MURDER, DEADMAN CIRCUS, and DEMONSEED)
07/26 San Antonio, TX The Sanctuary (w/ CANNIBAL CORPSE and THE BLACK DHALIA MURDER)
07/27 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Live (w/ THE BLACK DHALIA MURDER)

07/28 Denver, CO Climax Lounge
07/29 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
07/30 Milwaukee, WI Modjeska Theater (Milwaukee Metal Fest)
07/31 Des Moines, IA Hairy Mary’s
08/01 Minneapolis, MN Ascot Room @ Quest Club
08/02 Omaha, NEB Ranch Bowl
08/03 Detroit, MI The Shelter at St. Andrew’s
08/04 Toledo, OH Masonic Auditorium
08/05 Reading, PA The Silo
08/06 Irvington, NJ Cricket Club
08/07 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
08/08 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre / Underground
08/09 Farmingdale, NY Downtown
08/10 Richmond, VA Nanci Raygun
08/11 Baltimore, MD Thunderdome
08/13 Portland, ME The Asylum
08/14 Worcester, MA The Palladium
08/16 Hagerstown, MD Wilson Ruritan
08/17 Nashville, TN The 5 Spot

09/16 Jacksonville, FL Thee Imperial
09/17 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
09/18 Fayetteville, NC Jesters Pub
09/19 Baltimore, MD Thunderdome
09/20 New York, NY B.B. King’s Blues Club
09/21 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero / Balcony Bar
09/22 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
09/23 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Fun House/Theatre
09/24 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
09/25 East Dubuque, IL Arena
09/26 Minneapolis, MN Ascot Room @ Quest Club
09/27 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
09/29 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
10/01 Seattle, WA Graceland
10/02 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
10/03 San Francisco, CA The Pound at Pier 96
10/04 San Diego, CA 4th & B
10/05 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
10/06 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
10/07 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
10/08 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
10/09 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Live
10/10 San Antonio, TX The Sanctuary
10/11 Corpus Christi, TX El Palacio Ballroom
10/12 Houston, TX Fat Cat’s (formerly Mary Jane’s)
Dates with Cattle Decapitation
10/13 Columbia, MO Mojo’s
10/14 Memphis, TN Hi Tone
10/15 Springfield, MO The Rockwell
10/16 Wichita, KS Double Vision
10/21 Baltimore, MD The Sidebar
10/22 Wilkes-Barre, PA Cafe Metropolis
Dates with Napalm Death and Vader
10/23 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
10/24 New York, NY B.B. King’s Blues Club
10/26 Fayetteville, NC Jester’s Pub
10/28 New Orleans, LA The Howlin’ Wolf